Congratulations to our three new inductees for the Homecoming Hall of Fame Event! The Erath High 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees are and Patricia Harrington Walsh, Edson Davis and Tracy Moss Watson, Photo by Missy Rosa Thanks to Martial Broussard, his committee and Backer's Club for their work to keep this event going!


Edson L. Davis, Jr.

2017 Erath High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Edson L. Davis, Jr. is a 1987 Erath High School graduate.  As a student at Erath High School, Davis played football and baseball, and was a member of the track team.

Davis played football for Erath for four years.  He lettered all four years as a running back, defensive back, kicker and punt returner.  He was selected as all-district second team defense and honorable mention offensive back in his sophomore year.  As a junior, Davis was all-district and all-parish second team running back.  In his senior year, he was all-district kicker, all-district second team running back, all-parish first team running back, all-parish first team offense, all-parish second team kicker, KROF Radio all-parish running back, and Louisiana 2-AA academic all-state.  

Davis kicked a 44 yard field goal in 1986 against Catholic High.  This set a record at Erath High School for the longest field goal and remains unbroken.  Davis is the only person from Erath to have kicked two field goals for longer than 40 yards.  From 1983 to 1986, he rushed for 2,194 yards and 27 touchdowns.  He ran for 1,036 yards on 166 carries in 1986.  In his last high school game, Davis set the single game rushing record with 221 yards against Delcambre.  He broke Jimmy Domingues’ record of 209 yards against Jeanerette in 1960.  Davis kicked off the ball seven times when Erath played Delcambre in 1985.  Every time, the ball landed in the end zone, denying Delcambre the chance to return the ball. 

Davis lettered four years in track.  He was a member of the 1987 District 7-AA Championship team.  This was the first time Erath had won a district championship in track in 18 years.  He was the District Champion that year in javelin with a throw of 172’3”.

He was a member of the Beta Club, Industrial Arts Club and Math Club.  Davis was elected to the Powder Puff Court for four years and was selected King in 1986.

Davis is the son of Edson L. Davis of Louisville, KY and Charlotte Suire Davis (’59) of Lafayette, LA.  He has three siblings; Courtney Liberto, Yvette Frederick and Chris Davis.  He is the father of three sons; Dylan, Ethan and Bowen. Jenny Hargrave (’87) is his significant other and she has two daughters, Mackenzie and Emily Hargrave.

Davis earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Art and Architecture at University of Southwestern Lafayette (now UL Lafayette) in 1992.  He has been a residential designer since 1991.  He has received numerous design awards for excellence in his field.

Patricia Harrington Walsh

2017 Erath High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Patricia Harrington Walsh is a 1983 graduate of Erath High School.  She is being inducted into the Erath High School Athletic Hall of Fame as a result of her outstanding career in EHS Track. 

Walsh was a member of the track team for four years.  She began to dominate the sport in her sophomore year.  Walsh placed first in shot put and discus in every track meet from the beginning of the season to the district meet in her sophomore, junior, and senior years.  Walsh was selected as “Outstanding Field Performer” at the parish and district meet in 1983.  She also placed first at the regional meet in shot put in her sophomore, junior, and senior years, qualifying her for the state these three years.  She placed second in shot put at the state meet in her senior year.  

Walsh set the record at Erath High in both shot put and discus.  In 1983, she threw the discus 107’8”.  This record was not broken until 1995.  She also held the shot put record from 1983 until 1987 with a throw of 36’5 ½”.

Walsh is the daughter of the late Idouma Ditch Harrington and Paul Harrington. She has two brothers, Brandon and Jimmy Harrington.  She married John Walsh in 2002 and they are the parents of four children; Corey Harrington, Reanne Walsh, Jonathan Mitchell, and Amber Sonnier.  They are the grandparents of five and are expecting the sixth.  

Walsh attended school in Florida until the third grade.  She began school at Erath Elementary as a fourth grader and graduated from Erath High.  She is currently employed as the Deli and Bakery Manager at Winn Dixie in Abbeville.

Tracy Moss Watson

2017 Erath High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Tracy Moss Watson is a 1988 graduate of Erath High School.  She was a standout member of the track team and left her mark on the Erath High record books.  

Watson ran track for Erath from 1985 to 1988.  She was the Vermilion Parish champion in the low hurdles in 1986, 1987, and 1988.  Watson also placed first at the district meet in the low hurdles in 1985, 1986, and 1988.  In 1988, she was the 3-AA regional runner up low hurdler.  Watson was a member of the 880 yard relay team that placed first at the district meet in 1985 and 1986.  The team won the district championship in 1988.

Watson holds two records at Erath High that remain unbroken.  She set the record in the 110 Yard Hurdles in 1988 with a time of 16.42 seconds.  She was also a member of the 440 yard relay team that set the record at Erath High with a time of 52.60 seconds.  This record was set in 1986.  Watson set a record time of 16.52 seconds in the 100 meter hurdles in 1988, and this record wasn’t broken until 2016. 

Watson was a Senior Class Officer and a majorette for three years.  She was a four year member of the Beta Club and Math Club, and attended Pelican Girls State in 1987.  Watson was the Erath Homecoming Queen in 1987 and a member of the Snooks Court in 1987 and 1988.

Waston is the daughter of Antoinette (Toni) Dubois Moss (’65) and Ramsey Moss (‘64), who are both EHS graduates.  She has one sister, Donna Moss Bergeron, who is married to Christopher; and a brother Chris Moss, who is married to Nichole.  She is the widow of Eddie Watson.  They were married 25 years.  They have five children, Fred Earl, Antoinette Marie, Sarah Elizabeth, Henry Moss and Claire Elise Watson.

Watson graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northeastern Louisiana University in Monroe with a BS in Pharmacy.  She has practiced for 25 years and is currently employed by First Option Home Infusion specializing in Oncology.  Watson has been involved with the Edge Religion program for 6th - 8th graders at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for the past 10 years.  To quote her, “Working with the youth of our community has truly been a privilege and continues to challenge and inspire me.”



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